This paper describes a new elevator system applied for Intermediate-Floors Base Seismic Isolation Buildings, to replace the existing system with the ultimate aim to reduce the installation and construction costs. Features of the new elevator system such as high tensioned steel guide rail, new entrance structure, new type of guide rail reinforcements called rail backing and new control systems are introduced in the paper. Details of a new design method to determine the stiffness and the length of the rail backing is also listed.
Elevators Compatible to Intermediate-Floors Base Seismic Isolation Building
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Miyata, K, Sekiya, Y, & Shigeta, M. "Elevators Compatible to Intermediate-Floors Base Seismic Isolation Building." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2004 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Seismic Engineering, Volume 2. San Diego, California, USA. July 25–29, 2004. pp. 7-12. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2004-2927
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